Three Mills Bridge

Clash Associates, London, 1996

 

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Bridge that forms a new entry point into an industrial area and film studios at Three Mills, a historic corner of East London

The bridge terminates in a new square designed to form an entrance to an open space – the beginning of Lee Valley Park. The bridge, square and entrance to Three Mills Green are designed to be read together as one coordinated piece of design, architecture, engineering and landscape artwork.

The bridge is formed from welded steel plate girders with a mesh deck, and cantilevered footbridge. Three lines run along the girder with intersections marked by penetrations, stain¬less steel studs and openings sheathed in gold leaf. A new kite shaped square crosses the line of the bridge and road and leads onto the new steel park gates painted silver, gold and bronze. The entrance comprises a 7m high crowd gate, anti-motorcycle gate, teenagers gate, infants gate and catflap.

Data

  • Begun: 1996
  • Completed: 1996
  • Sector: Transport
  • Total cost: £1.5M
  • Address: Three Mills Island, London, E3, United Kingdom

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